The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2008-12-15T14:00:00Z Fuji Xerox - Integrated Mailing Services chooses Xerox iGen3 for full colour mailing service 2008-12-15T14:00:00Z fuji-xerox-integrated-mailing-services-chooses-xerox-igen3-for-full-colour-mailing-service News from Fuji XeroxFor immediate releaseIntegrated Mailing Services chooses Xerox iGen3 for full colour mailing serviceResponsive service by boutique mailhouse business draws in new revenue streams.After sixteen years as a predominantly monochrome and highlight colour boutique mailing business, Integrated Mailing Services (IMS) recently installed a Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and XMPie personalisation software, uDirect Professional, in order to generate greater revenue from personalised, colour direct mail applications.“We saw the opportunity to increase revenue by migrating existing and new clients to full colour,” says Managing Director Buzz Borsitzky of the key reason behind the purchase. “The Xerox iGen3 also has the capability for us to use stock of up to 350gsm and image duplexing at 110 pages per minute, offering greater productivity and wider job options.”A long-term Fuji Xerox customer, over the years IMS has upgraded from a DocuPrint 4050 to a Nuvera 120 Digital Production System for their monochrome work and had various highlight colour printers including a DocuPrint 92C. Over the years, Borsitzky followed technological enhancements in digital colour printing with interest. When he saw the Xerox iGen3 on show at drupa 2004, he began planning for his Victorian business to offer full colour digital printing and mailing services, which began with the installation of the DocuColor 5252 in 2005.The powerful combination of the Xerox iGen3 when used in conjunction with uDirect Professional will enable a broad range of personalisation and variable data capabilities for IMS. This offering is vital to IMS’ core business and supports its future growth plans.“Like most industries, we need to remain competitive, not only in regards to pricing but with the range of innovative services we can offer, to stay ahead of the pack’, says Borsitzky. “We have always been proud of our exceptional customer service, but you need to do more than that.”Typically, the Xerox iGen3 is utilised by large print providers who already have high digital colour print turnover, making the purchase by IMS an exception to the norm. Its adoption by a medium-sized mailing house is testament to Bortsitzky’s vision that full-colour, personalised print will bring greater return on investment and value for IMS’ clients. “After an analysis of costs versus revenue, we have committed to the Xerox iGen3. With this solution, we would now have to be the best-resourced medium-sized mail house in Victoria,” said Borsitzky.With 25 staff, IMS prides itself on its abilities to be responsive and proactive. After discussions with clients it established who had the potential to migrate to – and would benefit from – full colour variable imaging.“The Xerox iGen3 has been installed by a wide variety of customers, from large to boutique,” according to Henryk Kraszewski, Production Colour Marketing Manager at Fuji Xerox Australia. “IMS runs niche applications that utilise the Xerox iGen3’s capabilities. It provides them with a key differentiator in the market and the building blocks to rapidly grow high-value direct mail services.”The IMS premises are 30,000 square feet, and the installation of the Xerox iGen3 required upgrading the air conditioning and power supply. The electrical cabling in the IT area was extensively reconfigured to accommodate the new machine. The Xerox iGen3 was running ‘live’ print jobs within a week following the three-week installation and training process. The investment by a company of this scale is a signal that the industry is calling for a rapidly adaptive service mix.“There were certain demand trends with existing clients, together with equipment coming to the end of its life cycle,” said Borsitzky, who adds that IMS were able to offer customers on-demand full colour variable imaging applications immediately after the September 2008 commissioning of the Xerox iGen3.“More competitive margins in monochrome and highlight colour work combined with customers’ increasing demand for a one-stop-shop to manage direct mail campaigns is leading the growth and influence of digital colour in the market,” said Kraszewski.ENDSAbout Fuji Xerox Australia Fuji Xerox Australia markets Fuji Xerox and Xerox Products solutions and services throughout Australia. Fuji Xerox’s mission is to be the leader in the global document management market, providing solutions that provide a bridge between the paper and digital worlds and enhance business productivity through the sharing of knowledge. For further information about Fuji Xerox, please visit: www.fujixerox.com.auFor more information and supporting photography:Suzanne MyersonFuji Xerox Australia 02 9856 5106Suzanne.Myerson@aus.fujixerox.comPhilippa LoweJust Go WritePublic Relations – Fuji Xerox Australia02 9528 8784 / 0414 711 107 pjl@justgowrite.com.auXEROX, and the sphere of connectivity design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the U.S. and or other countries. Australian digital printers scoop awards in first year of access to PIXIs 2008-11-27T14:00:00Z australian-digital-printers-scoop-awards-in-first-year-of-access-to-pixis Australian digital printers scoop awards in first year of access to PIXIsThe Xerox PIXI Awards were opened to Australian entries for the first time in 2008, with stunning results for three of our best. SYDNEY, November 26, 2008 Three Australian printer providers emerged as winners at the Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging (PIXI) Awards held at the Chicago History Museum in October. This is the first time since its inception seven years ago that the PIXIs have been open to entrants in the Asia Pacific region.The annual PIXI presentations reward excellence and innovation in digital printing in the categories Books and Manuals, Collateral, Direct Marketing, New Business Application and Transactional Promotion.This year’s expanded program of 42 awards were open to a global network of 800 of the world’s top printers in 48 countries. Around 100 companies from the Asia-Pacific region entered, with nine from Australia. The Digital Centre, based in St Leonards in Sydney, won first prize in the ‘Books and Manuals’ category for its submission, ‘Body of Work - Free Spirit’ in the global judging section held in New York. National Australian company Griffin Digital (PMP Limited) received an honourable mention for their entry in the same category.Blue Star GO, a division of the trans-Tasman Blue Star Print Group, won one of four ‘Best in Region’ prizes during regional judging in Singapore.Stuart Collins, Director of The Digital Centre, said about their win: "We were thrilled to learn that our entry was successful in this year’s PIXI awards, especially after seeing the standard of work we were up against. When we were approached by corporate design company Armstrong Miller + McLaren to produce this book, we saw an opportunity to utilise our production expertise in bringing together a mix of embellishment techniques that are traditionally associated with offset printing."The challenge of the Body of Work brief was to produce a digital book that stood up well against offset printed work. All photography reproduction was managed using colour profiles on The Digital Centre’s Xerox iGen3 digital colour production press. The catalogue contained spot UV throughout, featured a matt celloglazed embossed cover and was perfect-bound."For our customer, this catalogue of work was a true revelation that it can be perfect using digital print,” said Collins.Allan Marden, digital print manager at Griffin Digital described their winning book, ‘Rooftops’, as "a bit of a challenge to produce"."The text pages are reversed-out images with 90 per cent black toner coverage. Typically, monochrome books have about five per cent type, excluding illustrations. This created some issues when printing, but we managed to get around the problems with the help of the Fuji Xerox technicians adjusting the amount of fuser oil and printing the book in the centre of the sheet,” he said.Earlier this year, ‘Rooftops’ also won Best Digitally Printed Monochrome Book at the Galley Club Awards in its digital print category.With participation in the PIXI Awards considered an invaluable opportunity for international recognition, Brett Maishman, Fuji Xerox’s National Commercial Print Business Manager, actively encouraged local customers to enter to promote their exceptional capabilities in digital print production globally."This year’s award theme of ‘environmental initiatives in new business applications’ was a particularly good match for the local digital market’s commitment to sustainable practices. The winners have demonstrated sophisticated abilities and innovation such as embracing print on demand, adopting energy-reducing workflow automation tools, and the use of environmentally-efficient papers," said Maishman.Further information about the global prize winners and the award categories is available at http://www.xerox.com/pixi.-XXX-About Fuji Xerox Australia Fuji Xerox Australia markets Fuji Xerox and Xerox Products solutions and services throughout Australia. Fuji Xerox’s mission is to be the leader in the global document management market, providing solutions that provide a bridge between the paper and digital worlds and enhance business productivity through the sharing of knowledge. For further information about Fuji Xerox, please visit: www.fujixerox.com.auFor more information and supporting photography:Suzanne MyersonFuji Xerox Australia 02 9856 5106Suzanne.Myerson@aus.fujixerox.comPhilippa LoweJust Go WritePublic Relations – Fuji Xerox Australia02 9528 8784 / 0414 711 107 pjl@justgowrite.com.auXEROX, and the sphere of connectivity design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the U.S. and or other countries. Fuji Xerox chooses sustainability for its new Brisbane office design 2008-11-26T14:00:00Z fuji-xerox-chooses-sustainability-for-its-new-brisbane-office-design Fuji Xerox chooses sustainability for its new Brisbane office designDesigned for the environment; tenants also educated on green practices, including BYO coffee cups to onsite caf and walk/cycle to work initiatives.27 November 2008. Fuji Xerox Australia continues its commitment to environmental and social sustainability with the relocation of its Brisbane office to the SW1 precinct in South Brisbane.“The relocation has been about discovering new ways to work together, smarter and greener amongst the Brisbane-based teams,” said Garry Gray, Queensland’s State Operations Manager for Fuji Xerox Australia.The new Fuji Xerox tenancy fit out on level five has been designed with advice from an accredited sustainability consultant.“A key objective was to create an environmentally sustainable office. The sustainability consultant helped guide Fuji Xerox in taking all steps necessary to achieve our sustainability goal, including developing a tenant guide to help occupants make the most of the environmental features and ensuring 80% of construction waste was separated out for reuse and recycling,” said Gray.All the Fuji Xerox staff has received guides on ‘Staying Green’ during their working week. Advice within the ‘Staying Green’ guide* includes “Do this for a week…and save this much CO2”, covering:Turn off the lights at end of the day 5.4 kg for every fluorescent tubeCatch public transport, walk or ride to workinstead of driving 50 kg (for 15 km commute)Turn off the vending machine overnight 38 kgTurn off your computer when you leave work 15 kgTurn off the printer at end of the day 6.5 kgTake the stairs instead of the lift 3 kg (0.1kg per trip)Brisbane’s Fuji Xerox team are also being encouraged to take their own mugs to the onsite caf at the new premises. “It may not save energy, but each person will produce a 1/30th of the waste compared to choosing a disposable cup,” says Gray.The relocation has encouraged team members to rethink their transport approach. Services Delivery Manager Kim Aitken, who lives 25km away from the new office, intends to cycle the final five kilometres, saving a possible 33kg of CO2 each day. “I’m a bit of a fitness freak, with a young child, so this allows me to squeeze my fitness commitments into my schedule as well as contributing positively to the environment.” Similarly, business development executive Christine Mullins is now walking to work. “I live just under a kilometre from the new office and I’m an active person who likes to stay healthy. All in all its better for the environment and my fitness levels to leave the car at home,” she said.Further sustainable and environmental initiatives at the new South Brisbane premises include: Indoor Environment Quality• Joinery constructed of EO1 board, certified to be low formaldehyde• Low VOC paints used throughout• Blinds installed to assist in controlling day light glare• Screen monitor arms provided at workstations as requiredEnergy• Metering installed to monitor energy intensive areas• C-bus and sensor lighting system installed allowing individual zones to be controlledWater• High efficiency fixtures installed • AELA certified, Scheivello workstations• Gregory task chairs selected for their high eco-preferred content, design for reuse/disassembly, product stewardship, extended warrantyLand use and ecology• High building efficiency when tenancy is completely fitted out• Cleaners use environmentally friendly cleaning productsWaste and recyclingPaper recycle boxes are in all work areasBins in the kitchen for general waste, aluminium cans and plastic and glass recyclingAs well as its working environments, Fuji Xerox Australia also takes responsibility for its own products at every stage of their life cycle, from cradle to grave. “Our parent company has established an integrated recycling system for end-of-life equipment, parts and cartridges that not only allows us to reduce new resource input to product manufacture, but also reduces the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process itself. Our ISO14001 certified, United Nations award-winning Eco-Manufacturing Centre in Sydney continues to innovate and increase parts remanufacture activity,” says Gray.Fuji Xerox Australia also produces an independently assured, annual Sustainability Report on its activities, with the most recent revealing targets of zero waste to landfill by 2010, and 100% green power by 2011.NOTE TO EDITORS: Kim Aitken and Christine Mullins are available – with bikes and walking gear – for photography opportunities. About Fuji Xerox Australia Fuji Xerox Australia markets Fuji Xerox and Xerox Products solutions and services throughout Australia. Fuji Xerox’s mission is to be the leader in the global document management market, providing solutions that provide a bridge between the paper and digital worlds and enhance business productivity through the sharing of knowledge. For further information about Fuji Xerox, please visit: www.fujixerox.com.au For more information and supporting photography:Suzanne MyersonFuji Xerox Australia 02 9856 5106Suzanne.Myerson@aus.fujixerox.comPhilippa LoweJust Go WritePublic Relations – Fuji Xerox Australia02 9528 8784 / 0414 711 107 pjl@justgowrite.com.auXEROX, and the sphere of connectivity design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the U.S. and or other countries. Finish line and welcome home draws near for Aus-by-cycle 15,000km charity ride 2008-11-20T14:00:00Z finish-line-and-welcome-home-draws-near-for-aus-by-cycle-15-000km-charity-ride Finish line and welcome home draws near for Aus-by-cycle 15,000km charity rideSeven months later and $13,000 in donations richer, amateur road cyclist Peter Maguire and his cycling partner John Dow are just weeks from completing a round-Australia bike ride in support of Cerebral Palsy Australia.Canberra, November 21, 2008Peter Maguire crosses the ‘finish line’ of his 15,000km round-Australia cycle trip on December 2 at 3.00pm, seven months and one day after he set off on an inspired endurance ride of a lifetime. The trip has so far raised $13,000 for Cerebral Palsy Australia.On May 1 this year, Peter set off with the blessing of family, friends and colleagues and with sponsorship from his employer of 24 years, Fuji Xerox Australia’s Canberra office, where he works as a technical specialist. Peter and his cycling partner John Dow were given a big send-off from Lennox Gardens in Canberra, which is also the venue of their return.Peter has personally funded the trip so that all donations received along the way go directly to Cerebral Palsy Australia. The money raised will be distributed amongst CPA’s state-wide offices and will be put towards purchasing equipment such as electric wheel chairs, walkers and lifting equipment to help make daily life easier for individuals, families and carers. Peter’s Aus-by-cycle website features a daily diary of the trip in words and photographs. It’s as much the story of a courageous and strenuous charity adventure, supported along the way by the generosity of strangers, as it is an insight into the changing terrain and in some cases, fortunes, of the remote towns of Australia.Extract from Aus-by-cycle diary, 19 September 2008:This is little Paris whose picture and story I was sent almost eighteen months ago when I was considering taking on this around Australia bicycle ride. She became my inspiration for everything that followed and meeting her on this day has made every stroke of the pedals seem worthwhile.Today we were invited to visit the Centre for Cerebral Palsy in Coolbinia North Perth. I was so looking forward to meeting little Paris whose picture I have used in raising awareness and funds. It was the most amazing experience we have had on the entire journey so far. As we approached the entrance to the building we could see that the entire driveway was lined with people all cheering and clapping in a huge guard of honour. There was a TV crew and newspaper crew taking pictures and following the introductions and interviews, morning tea was enjoyed by all. I was able to spend the rest of the morning with Paris and her mum Vanessa. Without question, this for me was a wonderful experience. I was able to talk to Paris and her mum about the disability and best of all play with Paris on some of the playground equipment. I know I am going to have one of those lumps in my throat for a very long time.“We are grateful to Peter Maguire and John Dow for completing their amazing cycle and for the effort and generous support given to Cerebral Palsy Australia. We congratulate them both on their outstanding achievement,” said Geraldine Walters, fundraising co-ordinator at the CPA Canberra office.“The Spastic Centre in the ACT offers a wide range of services and programs to children with cerebral palsy and their families. Life for these children presents complex and often significant challenges. Through donations like those collected during this cycle trip, The Spastic Centre can provide specialist support services, with a range of experienced professionals offering innovative approaches to children in the local ACT community,” said Ms Walters.ENDSFurther supporting material about the trip is available from Peter Maguire’s employer and sponsor, Fuji Xerox Australia and from CP Australia. Photographs taken during the journey are posted on www.ausbycycle.com.To arrange an interview or to be involved in filming Peter’s return to Canberra on December 2, please see below.-XXX-For more information and supporting photography:Suzanne MyersonFuji Xerox Australia 02 9856 5106Suzanne.Myerson@aus.fujixerox.comVirginia LaugesenJust Go Write Public Relations02 9400 2663 / 0410 692 663vl@justgowrite.com.auAbout Fuji Xerox Australia Fuji Xerox Australia markets Fuji Xerox and Xerox Products solutions and services throughout Australia. Fuji Xerox’s mission is to be the leader in the global document management market, providing solutions that provide a bridge between the paper and digital worlds and enhance business productivity through the sharing of knowledge. For further information about Fuji Xerox, please visit: www.fujixerox.com.au. XEROX, and the sphere of connectivity design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the U.S. and or other countries.About Cerebral Palsy AustraliaPrograms introduced in the ACT by CPA (The Spastic Centre NSW) during 2008 include Splash and Play (Hydrotherapy), Talk and Play (Communication), Hot Kidz (Technology Options) and Hippotherapy (Physiotherapy on horseback). All are provided through sponsorships from various businesses and organisations throughout the ACT, with ClubsACT providing the bulk of The Spastic Centre's funding, a partnership that has been in place since 2001. For further information, visit http://tscnsw.org.au/services/about_tsc/index.htm. Fuji Xerox Introduces Carbon Calculator to Help Australian Businesses Measure Environmental Efficiency 2008-07-02T14:00:00Z fuji-xerox-introduces-carbon-calculator-to-help-australian-businesses-measure-environmental-efficiency New Tool Empowers Companies to Assess Office Equipment Carbon EmissionsSydney, July 01, 2008— Fuji Xerox Australia today launched its new Carbon Calculator designed to help Australian customers identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gases and streamline their document systems.The proprietary tool is an Australian first in its industry sector, and estimates the carbon emissions from energy consumed during the operation of document equipment, including printers, copiers and multifunction devices. The calculator also models potential carbon emission reductions that could be realised with changes to the document infrastructure via consolidation or equipment upgrade. The Carbon Calculator was created expressly for the Australian market and incorporates benchmark data reflecting various office environments typically found in different business and industry sectors."Australian business leaders are increasingly motivated toward corporate responsibility and sustainable practices," said Nick Kugenthiran, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Australia. "The Carbon Calculator gives organisations a practical tool to estimate their current carbon emissions from the electricity used in the operation of devices and the potential carbon benefits of improving their document infrastructure."A demonstration of the comprehensive Carbon Calculator is now available online at http://www.fujixerox.com.au/customer_sustainability/carbon_calculator.jspOn the website a business can also request:• An assessment of its current carbon emissions generated from document devices • A proposal to optimise its document infrastructure in line with its carbon reduction goals and broader business needs"It is possible and realistic for companies to reduce energy consumption in virtually every aspect of the office environment," said Cheryl Bowler, Principal Consultant at Energetics, a leading energy and environmental management consultancy responsible for validating the calculator. "The Carbon Calculator makes it easier to quickly evaluate emissions from document devices and take immediate action to reduce the impact."For the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) of New South Wales, the Carbon Calculator was able to demonstrate a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption associated with its document print devices after the organisation recently moved to a more efficient printing and document management system. "The savings in energy represent a reduction of approximately 13 tonnes of carbon emissions per month," said David Ebert, Group General Manager of Business Services for the Roads and Traffic Authority.The organisation had more than 2,100 printers, facsimile machines and photocopiers prior to working with Fuji Xerox - which rationalised the office to less than 715 multifunction devices whilst providing additional functionality to meet business user needs."The Carbon Calculator provides us with the evidence we have achieved carbon reductions in this area. We have now realised cost-savings and efficiency gains that come with an optimised office environment,” said David.How it WorksThe Carbon Calculator is a proprietary tool and uses Australian market data to assess and estimate the energy used and carbon emissions generated from a company's fleet of office equipment including copiers, printers and multifunction devices. The Carbon Calculator can also provide a comparison of the company's emissions from its current devices versus an optimised fleet solution, estimating the potential savings.Customers without a clear picture of their company's current fleet profile can also receive an evaluation using expert Office Document Assessment data and improvement recommendations collected over almost ten years by Fuji Xerox. The data provides the customer with a hypothetical fleet baseline related to their industry sector, the size of the organisation and its asset depreciation policy. After initial evaluation, Fuji Xerox can propose an energy-saving print environment that will both reduce carbon emissions associated with electricity usage and deliver additional functionality. Solutions are varied and can be as simple as replacing single-function or personal products with multifunction equipment. Fuji Xerox can also use its experience optimising print infrastructure to model a streamlined, advanced document solution that can reduce total cost of ownership and enable more efficient document processes including solutions that move customers away from hard copy documents.“We paired our longstanding leadership in sustainability with our expertise in the office environment,” said Kugenthiran. “The goal for the Fuji Xerox Carbon Calculator is to point customers in the right direction, to identify opportunities where the reduced impact to the environment via an optimised document infrastructure can be balanced with other organisational needs to impact positively on the triple bottom line of sustainability.”For Further Information, contact:Amanda KeoghEnvironment and Sustainability ManagerFuji Xerox AustraliaPh: 02 9856 5736E: amanda.keogh@aus.fujixerox.com.auPhilippa LoweJust Go Write – Signature Public RelationsPh: 02 9528 8784E: pjl@justgowrite.com.au Fuji Xerox unveils its first corporate ID change in 13 years 2008-03-17T18:00:00Z fuji-xerox-unveils-its-first-corporate-id-change-in-13-years